18 October Special day in India

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18 October special day in India

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1386, 18th October: The oldest university in Germany, Heidelberg University was founded.

1867, 18th October: The United States took possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million.

1879, 18th October: The Theosophical Society was established.

1906, 18th October: Depressed Class Mission established by Maharshi Vitthal Ramji Shinde.

1922, 18th October: Establishment of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

1954, 18th October: Texas Instruments announced the first transistor radio.

 1963, 18th October: Lord Home was elected as the next Prime Minister of the UK after an uproar for leadership in the Conservative Party.

1967, 18th October: Soviet Russia’s Venera-4 spacecraft lands on Venus.

1977, 18th October: 2060 – Chiron, the farthest asteroid in space, was discovered.

1989, 18th October: Communist leader Eric Honecker of East Germany was removed from his post.

2002, 18th October: Sachin Tendulkar became the first cricketer to score 20,000 runs in Tests and ODIs.

2007, 18th October: Karachi Bombing: A suicide attack on a motorcade carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto killed 139 and injured 450 more. Bhutto herself was uninjured.

18 October in Indian History – Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on October 18

1804: King Mongkut Ram (IV) of Thailand.

1861: Bharatcharya Chintamanrao Vaidya, an Indian judge, and writer.

1925: Ibrahim Alkazi, Indian theatre director, and drama teacher, and director of the National School of Drama (NSD).

1925: Ramiz Alia, the first president of Albania.

1944: Deepak Parekh, Chairman of India’s Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC).

1950: Om Puri, Indian actor.

1956: Martina Navratilova, a lawn tennis player from Czechoslovakia.

1965: Zakir Naik, founder, and chairman of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF).

1977: Jyothika, Indian actress.

1974: Amish Tripathi, an Indian writer.

18 October in Indian History – Death Anniversaries of famous people on October 18

1871: Charles Babbage, English polymath, mechanical engineer, mathematician, father of the first mechanical computer.

1909: Lal Mohan Ghosh, sixteenth President of the Indian National Congress and eminent Bengali barrister.

1931: Thomas Alva Edison, American researcher, and entrepreneur.

1976: Vishwanath Satyanarayana, Indian poet, and writer.

1983: Vijay Manjrekar, Indian cricketer.

2004: Veerappan, Indian sandalwood smuggler.

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